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Students enter flu season with little assistance from college

Students enter flu season with little assistance from college

December 5, 2019

When Bri Eittreim planned her trip home to Minnesota, she made sure everything was in order. She had her bags packed, her transportation home arranged and was prepared to get a flu shot. If she had not gone hom...

Laws discriminating against transgenders will not be tolerated

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Prior to rewrites and amendments, the recent religious freedom laws enacted in Indiana and Arkansas posed a real threat to the LGBTQ community. The legislation essentially legalized discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Though the appropriate changes were made following intense backlash, the fight for equality and human rights continues as more than six states move forward with bills that discriminate against the t...

Improved HPV vaccine protects against 9 types of the virus

HPV Vaccine

By Associate Editor

March 30, 2015

In an effort to reduce sexually transmitted infections among young people, scientists in London have developed a new human papilloma virus vaccine that inoculates people against nine strains of the vi...

Metabolic shift in cells key to threat recall

Metabolic shift in cells key to threat recall

October 6, 2014

New research from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire suggests that the ability of the innate immune system’s cells to remember and fight off specific threats may be con...

‘Pompeii’ overflows with cliches


By Stephen Hall

March 3, 2014

Even impressive explosions and wanton destruction cannot help some movies escape mediocrity. The new action-adventure film “Pompeii” by director Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil,” “Death Ra...

Revolutionizing global vaccine distribution

By Brandon Smith

October 8, 2012

The inaccessibility of vaccines kills 21,000 children every day in underdeveloped countries, accordingto the World Health Organization.Many of these countries and the United Nations lack the means to pay for the distribution of lifesaving treatments they desperately need, according to the U.N. Children’s Fund, and the vaccines that are paid for are often damaged during the transportation process. The question has been ra...

AIDS vaccine progress

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

Almost 30 years after its discovery, the incurable AIDS virus continues to destroy lives around the globe. However, a new analysis of a 2009 AIDS vaccine trial has brought scientists one step closer to finding a preventive.Researchers reported April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine that the partial success of a Thailand-based trial that protected 31 percent of participants from infection may have been due to varying leve...

Herpes wins again

By Contributing Writer

February 13, 2012

Megan Purzarang, Contributing WriterHigh hopes that a new vaccine against genital herpes would successfully protect people from the dreaded disease were recently dashed when the vaccine was found to be largely ineffective.The results of the two-year controlled trial published Jan. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine were doubly discouraging because the vaccine seemed promising in two earlier but narrower studies.“I was qu...

Cass McCombs shines in concert

By Amanda Murphy

February 6, 2012

Cass McCombs is known as a vagabond of sorts. Constantly moving around the country, staying on couches, campsites and in cars, he returned to Chicago, one of his old stomping grounds, to show the city what he learned during his travels.But unlike McCombs’ wandering lifestyle, his Jan. 29 show at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., proved to be a grounded performance, never failing to reach through to the audience.The sh...

Media hypocrites tweet for ratings

By BenitaZepeda

February 14, 2011

Television studios are beginning to notice that as the use of social networking increases, marketing becomes more important. This comes as no surprise. The Internet has created an entirely different form of communication. Now, members of the media scramble to attract an audience while adopting social networking into everyday operations. Awards season is almost over, and the one thing each awards show has in common is they’...

Vaccine guards against seasonal H1N1 virus

By J_Howard

November 8, 2010

November means the beginning of many things: holiday shopping, cold weather and influenza season. This year, the flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months old and up and will protect against three strains of the flu, including the H1N1 virus.In previous years, the flu shot has been distributed on a priority basis to pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems and people aged 65 and older. The Centers for Disease ...

Anti-war activists speak out about FBI raids

By Cristina Aguirre

October 4, 2010

The FBI conducted raids in Minneapolis and Chicago on Sept. 24, targeting those suspected to be providing “material support” to international terrorist groups. Outside the Chicago FBI headquarters, 2111 W. Roosevelt Road, approximately 200 people protested the searches and the subpoenas on Sept. 27. Joe Iosbaker, an activist in Chicago and chief steward for Local 73 of the Service Employees International Union, was one of t...

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